Ada, a Life and a Legacy

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MIT Press, 1985 - Science - 321 pages
Uses excerpts from letters, memoirs, and documents to recreate the life of Ada Byron, daughter of the English poet, and discusses her contributions to mathematics and her friendships with the leading mathematicians of the period

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Augusta Ada Byron, daughter of Lord Byron, and later Countess of Loveless, is known today mostly as an acute mathematician and "interpreter of the designs of the first modern computer.'' By analyzing ... Read full review

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Dorothy Stein is a psychologist with a special interest in thought and language and a background in physics and computer programming. She has taught courses in nineteenth-century women's history and in the biology and psychology of sex differences, and is particularly concerned with the use of myth in science.

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